Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic

Doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) have experience and expertise evaluating and treating people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic at Mayo Clinic. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease in which the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick, and it is usually caused by gene mutations. HCM affects 1 in 500 Americans.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy affects each person differently. Cardiologists and other staff in Mayo Clinic's Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic work closely with you to develop an individualized treatment plan for your condition.

Mayo doctors evaluate and treat more than 1,400 people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy each year. Doctors trained in pediatric cardiology (pediatric cardiologists) and heart surgery (cardiovascular surgeons) treat children with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.

Services

In the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic, cardiologists trained in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy will provide you with a comprehensive assessment and conduct diagnostic tests to determine the most appropriate therapy for your condition.

A multidisciplinary team of doctors trained in cardiovascular diseases, heart surgery (cardiovascular surgery), hereditary conditions (genetics) and other areas collaborate to provide you with coordinated care. If you need a consultation for a related medical condition, doctors from many areas can be brought together to examine your condition.

In addition to medical treatment, the nurses, genetic counselors and doctors in the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic provide you with education and support.

The staff will evaluate you and the unique aspects of your condition at follow-up visits. Following your first appointment, knowledgeable clinic staff is available by phone for your questions or concerns.

Mayo doctors have experience treating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with many treatments, including cardiovascular procedures such as septal ablation and septal myectomy. Mayo Clinic is among a small number of centers in the world offering septal myectomy as a treatment for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is generally inherited. If you're diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, your doctor or genetic counselor will talk with you about the importance of screening for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in your family members and the role of genetic testing as a possible screening tool.

Research

Mayo Clinic doctors conduct research in genetics, new diagnostic tests and treatments for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Learn more about research in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Appointments

You may be referred by your primary doctor, or you may make an appointment without a referral. Not all services may be available at all locations. Please confirm when you request an appointment.

For appointments or more information about the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, call the Central Appointment Office at 800-446-2279 (toll-free) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain time, Monday through Friday, or complete an online appointment request form.

For appointments or more information about the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, call the Central Appointment Office at 904-953-0853 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, or complete an online appointment request form.

For appointments or more information about the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota, call the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at 507-284-3994 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday, or complete an online appointment request form.

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